ellen etymology

English word ellen comes from Proto-Indo-European *al-, Gothic 𐌰𐌻𐌰𐌽 (To grow, be nourished.), Proto-Indo-European *Heh₃l-

Detailed word origin of ellen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*al- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to burn, all , to grind, to grow, grow, nourish, other, to raise, feed, to shine, to light
𐌰𐌻𐌰𐌽 Gothic (got) To grow, be nourished.
*Heh₃l- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*alinō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Elbow. Ell, cubit.
*aljaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Strength, courage. Zeal, eagerness To cause to grow and mature, to fatten.
eln Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Ell.
ellen Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Strength, courage, bravery.
ellen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
ellen English (eng) (obsolete) Strength; courage.. (obsolete) Zeal.. (theology) Strength vouchsafed; comfort; grace.

Words with the same origin as ellen

Descendants of *al-
a ace all almighty almost alone already alright although altogether always as ass elder la laurel le lone ol' old ou oui rabbi world
Descendants of *Heh₃l-
el elbow ell